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'We are not neech, we are netas'

By Deepti Priya Mehrotra

From organising a two-day workshop on NREGS for the Noniya (dalit) community to meeting the chief minister to get a primary healthcare centre sanctioned and organising an all-castes community bhojan in a harijan basti, dalit women panchayat leaders are making a real difference in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh

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Participation for change

PRIA has trained over 120,000 elected panchayat representatives and intervened in 116 municipalities, boosting participatory development and helping citizens access better services in vital areas like water supply and sanitation

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PROOF: Bangalore moves a step closer towards accountable governance

The Public Record Of Operations and Finance (PROOF) campaign, launched in Bangalore, serves a dual purpose. It empowers people by involving them in the analysis of government-released accounts and increases the efficiency of the governing body by introducing accountability in its functioning

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PAC brings out report cards and surveys on governance issues

A survey by the Public Affairs Centre, committed to improving the quality of governance in India, found that Maharashtra, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh score the highest in terms of governance parameters such as efficiency/effectiveness of public services, transparency, responsiveness and equity

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